Ronaldo celebrates

Portugal head coach Fernando Santos believes Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world.

Ronaldo became the all-time leading scorer in European Championship qualifiers with 25 goals after leading Portugal past Lithuania 5-1 on Tuesday.

Santos couldn’t find any other like him after his four-goal display.

“This is the clear and irrevocable proof that he is the best player in the world,” Santos said following the Euro 2020 qualifying rout away from home.

“There is no stadium in the world where Ronaldo is not applauded,” Santos added. “He is the best in the world.

“We went to Paris in my first game, and the hotel in France was just across the street. There were a thousand people at our door.”

Santos continued: “I think it’s strange when he doesn’t score. They say it is ending … Nothing is ending. You have to be careful because it never ends.”